Jack Hexter wrote: »
Lowrance GenII - 2 years, no problem. Love it.
scrubtechRick wrote: »
Not a problem in the 2 1/2 years I've had my Garmin 740S. Will be adding another unit with side and down view as soon as I decide on which one. I recently looked at a couple that were not touch and did not like them now that I'm use to the touch screen.
As with anything you use in salt, rinse thoroughly with fresh water and dry as soon as you can when you get back home.
Pmckh wrote: »
I know plenty of people down here with all of them. Raymarine, Lowrance, Garmin, Humminbird, and Simrad(mainly offshore guys). They're all popular and every person has their own preference. On my current boat I have a Humminbird and love it but plan on a Raymarine hybrid touch for the next boat. A lot of people down here run Sirius satellite weather and not every system is compatible for it.
Wade B wrote: »
A guide buddy who is out of San Diego and is primarily offshore told me this today. " I have the Raymarine C series graph. If I updated my stuff now I would definitely get side sonar. I probably wouldn't do Raymarine product again now that so many of their competitors have upped their game and are making some great stuff at a fair price. "
Another guide friend who runs the Mississippi River at night told me this regarding radar. "Also… Humminbird has the old style radar. It needs to be mounted high or it can damage your eyes. The only reason I have radar is because Lowrance came out with the new technology. The antenna could be next to your head all week and not be a problem."
Pmckh wrote: »
The only people you'll see with radar for the most part down here are offshore guys. On rare occasion you'll see it on top of a bay boat if it has a T-top or tower. Side scan can be great for checking docks down here